Ever needed to print out that one document very urgently but a printer was nowhere near to be seen? No more hectically running around to find the closest copy shop because here it is: a tiny mobile print robot! Yay! Finally.
Unsurprisingly it is not (yet) as fast as your average giant home printer and the resolution of 96 x 192 dpi has still room for improvement but this is a promising start.
To use it, you simply place it on a sheet of paper with the tip pointing at the spot where it should start the printing process. It will then roll over the paper by the help of a wheel system.
Even without mobile use I’d be happy to call that little printer my own - who wants those big and ugly printers anymore, filling up our rooms, constantly getting clogged with dust far too quickly and going haywire way too soon and too often? And those cables!
Agreed? Check out ZUtA Labs Kickstarter campaign!
“Make everyone an inventor” was littleBits mission, when they started their project in 2011. For far too long have only large companies, programmers and engineers been able to use technology in a creative way and whereas 3D printing and software development have made a big step forward in the last years, tools to build complex electronics weren’t as quick to come by. For two years littleBits worked on their attempt to “democratize electronics” and enable makers, artists, students and designers to build their own gadgets easily.
So far they have developed several, colorful modular kits to tinker with; let yourself get inspired by the project ideas on their website. They created for example the Synth Kit, an analog synthesizer with different modules that you can simply stick together like Legos.
This week they announced the release of the Cloud Module for later this year which will be, as they say, “the easiest and fastest way to create internet-connected devices” and also to connect them amongst each other (keyword here is of course the Internet of Things) without any soldering or programming. Sounds yummi, right?
You can get more infos here.
Our Fab-Run 100 just came back from our Berlin based manufacturer. It looks so awesome that we are really tempted to keep all the great PCBs for ourselves. Sorry guys, we can’t send them out and all of you will get refunded :D
No, as scheduled, we will send your orders out, tomorrow. If you have any feedback, please let us know. Thank you for flying with Fritzing Fab and we hope to see you soon back on Fritzing Fab!
No, not a hundred years but next week, we will send the production number 100 to our factory. Thank you very much for your beautiful boards!
To celebrate it, all PCBs will be produced with gold plating.
Wikipedia: «Gold plating is often used in electronics, to provide a corrosion-resistant electrically conductive layer on copper, typically in electrical connectors and printed circuit boards.»
Yes and: It is beautiful! So if you want it, order until Tuesday morning (10 o’clock CET).
Order now: Fritzing Fab
The MicroSlice is a DIY-at-home mini laser cutter & engraver and right now up for backing on Kickstarter. It is able to cut paper and engrave wood & plastics on a working area of 5 cm x 5 cm.
The MicroSlice works with an Arduino UNO, which is included in the full kit together with all the other necessary parts. The software is open source and free to use for personal usage.
Hopefully in the future there will be the possibility to not just engrave but so cut wood and plastics with it at home…how cool would that be?
Check it out!